Helping SF Restaurants and Food Businesses Navigate the City’s Permitting Process

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The Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Office of Small Business recently launched the Small Business Acceleration Program, a first-of-its-kind pilot program that provides direct services to individuals seeking to open small restaurants and other brick and mortar food-based businesses in San Francisco and guides them through the current complex permitting process.

Through this program, which is designed for individuals opening restaurants and other food-based businesses who are ready to engage in the permitting process, a dedicated case manager is available to:

  • Provide information and resources about the process and requirements
  • Evaluate individual needs
  • Engage and instruct throughout the process
  • Coordinate a suite of City services

For more information on the Small Business Acceleration Program, visit